FOCUS Brands Now Offers On-Demand Delivery with Postmates across Full Brand Portfolio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Collaboration with Postmates brings delivery service to Cinnabon®, Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Schlotzsky’s®, and McAlister’s Deli®
ATLANTA, August 24, 2015 – FOCUS Brands Inc. today announced the start of its national roll-out of on-demand delivery services for all six brands in its portfolio, inclusive of Cinnabon®, Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Schlotzsky’s®, and McAlister’s Deli®. Collaboration with Postmates®, an on-demand logistics company that offers delivery in less than 60 minutes from any store or restaurant, allows fans to get the meal or snack they want, whenever the mood strikes. The new and convenient service kicks off at 34 participating FOCUS Brands locations in top markets including Austin, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Portland. If the test goes as planned, additional markets will be added throughout the year, providing delivery in all high-density markets by early 2016.
“FOCUS Brands is a developer of global, multi-channel brands, and similar to our growing distribution of Cinnabon goodies in retail and licensing and Auntie Anne’s pretzel products in grocery, ‘On-Demand’ is another way to bring our fans’ favorite brands to them where they are,” said Kat Cole, Group President, FOCUS Brands. “A few clicks on the Postmates mobile app or online browser offers a quick and convenient opportunity for fans to savor the products they crave, when they crave it – like a Cinnabon Classic Roll, a Texas-sized spud from McAlister’s or even an ice cream cake or sundae from Carvel.”
“On-demand delivery is powerfully on-trend and we are excited about today’s announcement. We see on-demand services as a market disrupter with big potential as an innovative tool to help our franchisees grow their businesses,” said Steve DeSutter, CEO, FOCUS Brands. “We are delighted with the traction we have seen at Postmates and with their ability to provide a positive alternative and another way for our guests to enjoy the brands they know and love.”
“We are thrilled to be FOCUS Brands’ first official delivery partner,” said Holger Luedorf, Senior Vice President, Postmates. “Their family of brands are loved by millions of people across the country and, with Postmates, they now have access to their favorite snacks and meals, regardless of where they are.”
To visit any of the FOCUS Brands digital storefronts via Postmates, customers can download the Postmates App in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. For the most up-to-date information on additional market roll-outs and other on-demand delivery news, please visit www.focusbrands.com or www.postmates.com.
About FOCUS Brands Inc.
Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliates, is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.
Postmates is the leading on-demand logistics provider. With nearly 14,000 active Postmates, the company operates the largest on-demand delivery fleet in 30 major metropolitan markets in the US. Postmates' overall mission is to power local, on-demand logistics focused on fast deliveries from any type of merchant at scale. The company, founded in 2011 by Bastian Lehmann, Sean Plaice and Sam Street, has raised $130M to date from investors including Tiger Global Management, Slow Ventures, Spark Capital, Founders Fund and Matrix Partners. For more information, please visit www.postmakes.com.